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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright
Enjoy this discussion with Dave Wright and Dan Wright which focusses on the highlights of all PDP content published in...
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Dave Wright
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How can sport help build resilience in people? Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Staffordshire University, Dr. Martin Turner shares some...
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Dr. Martin J. Turner
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Am I wrong for benching my best player? This question comes from Spence via Twitter: “Am I wrong for benching...
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Dan Wright
In this Masterclass Discussion, Sydney FC Academy Director, Kelly Cross joins PDP Editor, Dave Wright for a fantastic discussion on...
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Kelly Cross

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
What Role Do Statistics Play in Youth Development?   This question comes from Craig via Twitter: “What role do statistics...
Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Technique in sport is a topic that often polarises opinion. How do we find the balance of developing players who...
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Todd Beane
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Dan Wright
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In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor, Dave Wright sits down with Dr. Suze Brown, a Clinical Psychologist and expert in...
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Dr. Suzanne Brown

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
In shorthand, this paper is both WEIRD and weird.  In longhand, it is about the impact of cultural constraints on...
William A. Harper
William A. Harper

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Stephen Rollnick is a pioneer in motivational interviewing and in recent years has been applying his knowledge to sport. In...
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Stephen Rollnick
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright
John Alder is the Coaching Manager at Sports Coach UK & has previously worked as High Performance Development Lead for...
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John Alder
The Big Idea As scientific disciplines go, sport science is but a babe in the historical woods of science proper....
William A. Harper
William A. Harper
PDP Q&A: How can I balance a developmental environment with the desire to win?   The question this week comes...
Dan Wright
Dan Wright
Many world-class performers tell stories of discomfort, rejection and failure at some point in their past. Is this coincidence? Or do these...
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James Vaughan
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This Masterclass Webinar replay sees John O'Sullivan & Erik Imler join the PDP team for a discussion on the landscape...
John O'Sullivan
John O'Sullivan
Values represent what we believe is important in life. In this article, Research Associate Hanna Eggestrand and PDP Lead Researcher...
Hanna Eggestrand
Hanna Eggestrand
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How do we manage our own bias in coaching and player development? Founder of Fit Across Cultures, Susan Salzbrenner discusses...
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Susan Salzbrenner
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Is psychology being embraced in coaching environments? Many modern coaching courses and clubs have improved their advocacy of sports psychology, but...
Blaine McKenna
Blaine McKenna
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Systems tend to dominate organisational thinking in the modern age. So how do these systems potentially harm player development and...
Mark Upton
Mark Upton
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In this fantastic interview with England U18 Rugby Coach, Russell Earnshaw, PDP Editor, Dave Wright dives into a conversation with...
Russell Earnshaw
Russell Earnshaw
Player Development Project Lead Researcher, James Vaughan recently attended the third annual International Congress for Psychology Applied to Football. He...
James Vaughan
James Vaughan
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Enjoy this inspirational insight from Adrian Bradbury, Founder & Director of Football For Good in Uganda. With a wide-ranging background...
Adrian Bradbury
Adrian Bradbury
PDP Q&A: How can I engage my players more quickly at the start of training?   The question this week...
Dan Wright
Dan Wright
The Big Idea The customary belief about youth and sports is that the youngsters who drop out of youth sports...
William A. Harper
William A. Harper
Former New Zealand footballer, Cameron Knowles may not be a household name but is journey is one of challenge and...
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Dave Wright
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